|Date||31 October 2015|
|Venue||Brumby Hall Sports Ground|
|Result||L 0 - 4|
Another defaet on the road for the men's fifth team, this time at the hands of fellow strugglers, Brigg. Yet more new faces donned the famous red shirt but despite long periods of competitive, sometimes dominant play, yet again the team came away with nothing.
With Nic Wheen and Chris Battisson up front the team found new energy and made the most of their direct attacking style. Rob Poulton fitted in neatly as sweeper and his aerials provided a much needed extra dimension when relieving pressure and start ting attacks. Mst pleasing was the return of Jonny Mobbs to hockey action. Once sidelined with a horrific broken leg, he tentatively found his way beck in to competitive hockey with some superb defensive play.
However, the team were a goal down early on as Brigg took advantage of their first penalty corner. Some would have adjudged the soft looping lifted ball to have been dangerous as, it hit Mark Beavis but instead play was waved on and a goal was scored. Brigg finally made it 2-0 just before the half time break with what was really a soft goal. Matt Drohan made another of his amazing saves but as the ball dropped, the defence were slow to clear and Brigg pounced.
The team started the second half with good intent but couldn't turn possession in to goals. Brigg mounted another attack and with their forward having been pushed wide the danger seemed to have been averted. Instead a hard strike was unleashed and the ball fizzed ferociously through the air, nestling neatly in the top corner. Hats off to an fantastic goal.
With Sheffield pushing higher and higher up the pitch looking for a way back in, obvious gaps started to appear at the back. Eventually Brigg found a way around the back to the byline to set up the easiest of chances to make it 4-0.